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Williamson, Ronald; Johnston, J. Howard – Eye on Education, 2012
Social media has exploded onto American culture--including our schools--giving educators a unique opportunity to shape this phenomenon into a powerful tool for improving educational leadership practices. With real-world examples and practical tips, this essential guide shows school leaders how to address both the potential benefits and common…
Descriptors: Safety, Instructional Innovation, Educational Change, Educational Environment
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
It's easy to dismiss social media as a fascination of young people but to do so minimizes one of the fastest growing trends in technology. The Pew Internet and American Life Project recently found that over 71% of teens have a Facebook profile and 75% of adults have one too. Social media tools have become the way for a school or business to…
Descriptors: Internet, Video Technology, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
Cyberbullying has emerged as one of the fastest growing issues faced by school leaders. It involves the use of technology to bully another person and can occur through the use of e-mail, instant messaging or texting, blogs, postings on websites, or through social media. The most common definition of cyberbullying is that it includes repeated,…
Descriptors: Aggression, Bullying, Internet, Web Sites
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2011
21st Century students need a complex set of skills to be successful in a digital environment. Digital literacy, similar to traditional definitions of literacy, is a set of skills students use to locate, organize, understand, evaluate and create information. The difference is that it occurs in an environment where a growing set of digital tools…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Computer Literacy, Academic Standards
Williamson, Ronald – Principals' Partnership, 2010
The growing use of social media by students and staff has led many schools to consider developing acceptable use policies. There is tremendous opportunity for improving education through the use of social media. There is also potential risk because social media can be used to access age inappropriate information and to engage in aggressive online…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Internet, Social Networks, Educational Improvement
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2010
The growing use of social media by students and adults is impacting schools. A recent Pew study found that 73% of teens use social-networking sites to connect with others. Social media includes blogs, wikis, and podcasts as well as sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Linkedin. While such sites promote connection with others, their use has created…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Social Networks
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2010
Cyberbullying involves repeated and unwanted aggressive behavior using the Internet, cell phones or other digital devices and is used to hurt or embarrass another person. The National Crime Prevention Council found that 43% of teens had experienced some form of cyberbullying in the past year and that cyberbullying is most common among 15-16 year…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Personnel, Aggression, Crime